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My New Favorite, 270 over 290
on May 14, 2013
Before I leave my review, let me say that I never leave reviews, but for this club, I feel it would be selfish of me if I didn't spread the word. I am a good golfer. I own nice clubs, mostly Callaway, although my putter is a Titleist Scotty Cameron and my sand wedges are Burners. Basically, I don't use garbage. When it comes to woods/drivers, I've been loyal to Cleveland, as this brand has always been good to me. Prior to my purchase, I demoed 6 drivers. Nike Covert, Callaway Rzr., Taylor Made Rocket Ball, Taylor Made Burner 2.0, the Cleveland Classic 290, and of course the Cleveland Classic 270. I liked them all, as they are all good clubs, I have nothing negative to say about any of them, except the Callaway, I think it is over priced. I don't like the weight systems, I think that they are gimicks and that if you can't hit it straight, the answer is practice, not wrenches.
Here is why I chose the Classic 270: During my demo, I consistently hit 260 yards, dead straight. Now and then I'd hit 280, sometimes I would dial back to 240. Again, dead straight. It was like a homing missle. The club is very forgiving. I'm good, but never have I been able to show off like I can with this club. It only takes a nice smooth swing with the proper tempo to launch a ball with this club. It is also the lightest driver on the PGA Tour. It already comes with an after market shaft. More bang for your buck.
Here is why I chose the Classic 270 over the 290: I demoed both. And I found that I got only about 10 more yards with the 290, but my consistency was off; some shots faded, some shots drew. I couldn't seem to find my swing. Really, the only difference is the weight of the club head, and the 270 seemed easier to control. I'd rather hit 250 dead straight, hitting the fairway like a Patriot Missle, than 280 all over the place, bouncing off trees like a pinball wizard. The bonus is that the 270 is slightly cheaper than the 290, and you get better accuracy for less cost. What's not to love about that.
Conclusion: This is my favorite club. Everyone at the golf club asks to borrow it when they are having an off day, you know, to get their morale back up. We've all been there. My father keeps hitting his Callaway into trees and sand and thinks that tinkering with the weight wrench is the answer. Eventually, he will admit that I made the better purchase. Save the wrenches for home improvement, buy the Cleveland Classic 270.